Course Descriptions

PTA121 :  Clinical Kinesiology

This course introduces the application of biomechanical principles, musculoskeletal anatomy, and muscle physiology to the study of human movement. Discussion includes musculoskeletal anatomy with an emphasis on major bones, bony landmarks, joint anatomy, and origin/insertion/action/innervation of selected muscles pertinent to the practice of physical therapy. Topics include surface anatomy palpation of selected bony and soft tissue landmarks and basic analyses of human movement during various functional activities of daily living. In addition, clinical decision-making regarding the selection, application and instruction of selected physical therapy interventions such as therapeutic exercise is explored and developed.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Physical Therapist Assistant program.
Credit Hours: 4
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